Today's post is perfect for Project Spectrum. In my last post, I promised that a post about casting on for my "Golden Dragon Socks" would be forthcoming. Well, here it is: Of course, I've done more than just cast on since my last post (though not much! It's nearing the end of the semester, so… Continue reading celebrating yellows and golds
When Lolly asks to see our pinks, greens, and yellows, I can't help but oblige. So this morning I took a bunch of pictures of the yarn I'm planning to use for upcoming projects for Project Spectrum. Before I begin, a little disclaimer: y'all might've noticed that I've stalled on the larger projects I've been… Continue reading Pink, green, and yellow
Here's what I woke up to this fine morning: We got a few more inches as the day progressed, too. Some Spring Break, eh? Remember how I said it was warm (almost 70!) and sunny just a few days ago? Yeah, well, Winter's not done with us yet. So today was a perfect day for… Continue reading Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
Oh, Spring Break, and the resultant opportunity to stay home from the office for an entire day with only a marginal amount of guilt, how I love thee! (She says, while typing from her office because she's stuck here today fighting with the code for her experiment and preparing for a lab meeting). Yesterday, I… Continue reading on to the fronts…
After an extremely busy week that wound up pouring into the first half of the weekend, I decided I deserved to take yesterday afternoon completely OFF (it is Spring Break, after all, as little as that means for graduate students), and just relax on the couch and knit. This move payed off (well, not so… Continue reading Back to back
Sorry for the little hiatus; I'd hoped to be posting more regularly, but my parents' visit (which was wonderful) plus the resulting catch-up at work has kept me a bit too busy to be doing the whole blog thing. My mom loved her Rogue, and it fits her very, very nicely, but I don't have… Continue reading I’m back, with backs
I mentioned to Lolly in my reply to her comment that among my reasons for being happy to have finished my mom's sweater was the fact that I'm now free to play around more with the current Project Spectrum colors (of which that dark olive green is certainly not a member). While realistically, I probably… Continue reading new and blue
Yesterday we wound up having to get our car towed to the shop for repairs that wound up costing more money than I actually had in my bank account (a HUGE thank-you to my mother, for giving us a hand with the costs!). Basically, our car is 12 years old and still had quite a… Continue reading even cats love Nancie Wiseman
In the time since my last post, I've come down with what is apparently a "mono-like" virus. So basically, I have been too exhausted to do much of anything. Which means rather little progress has been made on the knitting front (or any other front, for that matter), and when I have made progress, I… Continue reading a bit slowed down
Aw, my title is appropriate for Valentines Day, isn't that sweet? I don't actually really get into Valentines Day, and neither does my husband...we're all about Cheap Chocolate Day tomorrow, though! (I swear, I'm not a total curmudgeon about celebrating things, it's just that I find birthdays, anniversaries, and Solstices/Equinoxes far more exciting than traditional… Continue reading a new love
Life is still pretty darn good here at our little home. We've gotten more details about my husband's soon-to-be job (he'll have benefits! Hooray!), I've had even more good research meetings, I'm making arrangements to attend a "Linguistics Summer Camp" (the LSA institute) with a bunch of my fellow language-dorks, and my mother has apparently… Continue reading still good
I have had a very happy past couple of days. Why, you ask? Well, for one, I finished the knitting on my mom's sweater, as was noted in my last post, and that was pretty awesome. A couple days before that, I found out that I was a winner in the Red Scarf Project drawing,… Continue reading so much goodness!
Your sleeves are done! I'm a bit sleepy, so this isn't going to be much of a blog post, but I just bound off the sleeves after a little marathon of knitting this evening, and took some (very bad) pictures just to show you: Ren (one of our two orange tabby brothers (the other being… Continue reading look, mom!
Or at least, that's the idea. I was planning to hold off until Project Spectrum begins (on Feb. 1st) to start my next pair of socks, but decided last night that I needed a little sock-therapy. Yesterday was a bit of a cruddy day; I wound up having to drop my Mathematical Foundations of AI… Continue reading socks make everything better
As those of you who've been reading awhile might've noticed, I've apparently got a bit of a blog-crush on Lolly, and last year, I happily followed her into a number of very rewarding knitalongs, and of course, participated in Socktoberfest. And now it's time for Project Spectrum, round 2, and of course I'm joining in… Continue reading fun with colors!